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Evelyn A. Owens


   Evelyn A. Owens, 97, formerly of Vernon, died on Monday, Dec. 14, 2015, in Abilene. Graveside service will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2015 at Wilbarger Memorial Park under the direction of Sullivan Funeral Home. Officiating will be Rev. Gib Baskerville.
   Owens was born Saturday, Sept. 21, 1918. She was the daughter of the late Everett Adkins and the late Velma Bell Adkins. She married Olen Owens on June 20, 1937 in Vernon. He preceded her in death March 31, 1981.
   She moved to Vernon at a young age and later she lived in Fort Worth, Ada, Okla., Atlanta, Ga, and in Abilene. She was a member of University Baptist Church in Abilene and she sang in the church choir. She was a former member of Fargo Baptist Church.. She served as a Pink Lady at Hendrick Memorial Hospital. She was a homemaker.
   She is survived by her son, Michael Owens of Arlington; her daughter, Kathy Bontke of Abilene;; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
   Visitation will be held from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., Wednesday before the service at Sullivan Funeral Home.
   Online condolences may be made to the family at

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